I believe profoundly in the possibilities of democracy, but democracy needs to be emancipated from capitalism. As long as we inhabit a capitalist democracy, a future of racial equality, gender equality, economic equality will elude us.— Angela Davis
Jittery Gender Equality quotations
If the feelings are mutual, the effort will be equal.
If someone needs to express their gender in a way that is different, that is okay, and they should not be denied healthcare. They should not be bullied. They don’t deserve to be victims of violence. … That’s what people need to understand, that it’s okay and that if you are uncomfortable with it, then you need to look at yourself.
Gender equality is more than a goal in itself.
It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
At the end of the game the kind and the pawn go back in the same box.
IT IS TIME THAT WE ALL SEE GENDER AS A SPECTRUM INSTEAD OF TWO SETS OF OPPOSING IDEALS.
Gender equality, historically has been predominantly a women's movement for women. But I think the impact of gender inequality and how it's affecting men hasn't really been addressed.
Grounded in international human rights, gender equality doesn’t just improve the lives of individual women, girls, and their families; it makes economic sense, strengthens democracy, and enables long-term sustainable progress.
Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, uncomparable. You are You, I am I.
True equality means holding everyone accountable in the same way, regardless of race, gender, faith, ethnicity - or political ideology.
What is being called the UN 'gender architecture' is more like a shack.
Women need a bigger global house if equality is ever to become a reality.
People have foolishly mistaken equality for sameness.
Equality of the genders means that both have equal value and worth, and one is not better than the other. But it doesn't mean we're all exactly the same. And many of us who still believe in gender separation say, 'Vive la difference!
Not responding is a response - we are equally responsible for what we don't do.
Remember the dignity of your womanhood.
Do not appeal, do not beg, do not grovel. Take courage, join hands, stand besides us, fight with us.
If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.
A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given. A woman is human.
If you want to know what a man is like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
I HAVE REALIZED THAT FIGHTING FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS HAS TOO OFTEN BECOME SYNONYMOUS WITH MAN-HATING. IF THERE IS ONE THING I KNOW FOR CERTAIN, IT IS THAT THIS HAS TO STOP.
How about we get rid of separate bathrooms for boys and girls? Gays and straights share the bathroom with zero issues. We need to put an end to the sexist pooping policies of yesterday. The only way to achieve gender equality is to start crapping in front of each other.
I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.
And in the End, the love you take is equal to the love you make.
Feminism is equality: politically; culturally; socially; economically. That's it, that simple.
Similarly, gender-equality, supremacy of law, political participation, civil society, and transparency are among the indispensable elements that are the imperatives of democratization.
A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.
Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable.
We have the data to prove to men that gender equality is not a zero-sum game, but a win-win.
I want to state upfront, unequivocally and without doubt: I do not believe that any racial, ethnic or gender group has an advantage in sound judging. I do believe that every person has an equal opportunity to be a good and wise judge, regardless of their background or life experiences.
If folks can learn to be racist, then they can learn to be anti racist.
If being sexist ain't genetic, then, dad gum, people can learn about gender equality.
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
The enemy of feminism isn’t men. It’s patriarchy, and patriarchy is not men. It is a system, and women can support the system of patriarchy just as men can support the fight for gender equality.
Any serious shift towards more sustainable societies has to include gender equality.
Achieving gender equality is about disrupting the status quo - not negotiating it.
Let us not be a society where honest in public equals weird.
We need to guarantee equal rights and civil rights and say that, here in America, workers have the right to organize - women have the right to choose - and justice belongs to everyone regardless of race or gender or sexual orientation.
The Violence Against Women Act protects the lives of tens of thousands of domestic violence victims. But the U.S. must also support gender equality around the world, and that means acknowledging that some nations we consider to be our friends are no friends to women.
The examples of female success stories are important on the global scale, as they help to disseminate the idea of gender equality and to spread the roots for the actual implementation of equal rights for women and men and democratic values among different cultures, societies and traditions.
If you're someone who genuinely believes that women don't deserve or aren't as much as men, you're like the plague. On the big history chart, you're the plague... It's just pointless and deadly.
Suffer women once to arrive at an equality with you, and they will from that moment become your superiors.
Educational equality doesn't guarantee equality on the labor market.
Even the most developed countries are not gender-equal. There are still glass ceilings and 'leaky pipelines' that prevent women from getting ahead in the workplace.
He leaned forward and opened his door, politely standing aside to let me by before following me in. There are some advantages to dating a guy from another era, I thought. Though I am a big believer in gender equality, chivalry scores high in my book.
Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
All through life there were distinctions - toilets for men, toilets for women;
clothes for men, clothes for women - then, at the end, the graves are identical.
Men think it's a women's word. But what it means is that you believe in equality, and if you stand for equality, then you're a feminist. Sorry to tell you. You're a feminist. You're a feminist. That's it.
Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity.
I've been a staunch advocate of women's empowerment, and I've worked hard throughout my career to advance the cause. It is heartening to see that gender equality is really becoming more of a reality. There is still much more to be done, and I'm confident that, by working together, we can empower women worldwide.
I used to oppose women's suffrage and I've come to support it because these women have convinced me that we need full gender equality for full democratic participation.